Monday, October 11, 2004

Political: Passing the Buck to the Generals

Why is no one talking about this statement from Friday's debate? If the war starts tanking, blame the military leadership? This from the crowd who want Dan Rather to step down for f'ing up a news story on the argument that he is bottomline accountable for the work of his team!

Once again we learn that there is one set of rules for the Bushes and another set of rules for The Rest of Us. (See previous news on Jeb's daughter's drug problem which would have put any other kid in jail as a result of her father's "3 strikes and you're out" policy. Somehow she evaded that consequence.....hmm...)

"I remember sitting in the White House looking at those generals, saying, "Do you have what you need in this war? Do you have what it takes?" I remember going down to the basement of the White House the day we committed our troops as a last resort, looking at Tommy Franks and the generals on the ground, asking them, "Do we have the right plan with the right troop level?" And they looked me in the eye and said, "Yes, sir, Mr. President." Of course, I listen to our generals. That's what a president does. A president sets the strategy and relies upon good military people to execute that strategy." -- President Bush

1 comment:

Deonils said...

Hey neighbor,
Don't be too quick to cut off the phone s*x. I'd love to see Martha Stewart... always was fair to older and younger women. Good going, Brit transplant & thriving!